Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . FindAnLMS for example, my learning system search engine is housed on AWS. . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer


Sales engineer” (SE) is the title you’re mostly likely to see on their business cards, however those in the business go by several titles. More often than not the word “engineer” is used, as in presales engineer, sales engineer , or solutions engineer.

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LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. As mentioned in previous posts, if you have to submit a RFP, then it shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages. Then if you must, send out the RFP. LMS learning management system LMS RFP LMS RFP Template RFP

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Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

As a student in my class, Anthony had to go through an exercise where, as part of a mock company, he had to research an elearning solution and, as part of a team, write a response to the elearning RFP and then present with his group the recommendations contained in their proposal to Bloomsburg’s Corporate Advisory Council. As part of the student’s project he had them respond to a RFP. Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful.

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Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?


Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Put in the right keywords in the search engine search bar. And trust us, ranking on search engines isn’t easy. It takes a whole lot of domain expertise and hold on the said topic to beat the search engine race. So, the ones you’d be looking at have already participated and won the search engine battle.

Bloomsburg University's CAC Event

Kapp Notes

The students must write a 40 page response to the RFP, create a working prototype and then deliver a 20 minute sales presentation. This year, the RFP was issued by the non-existent PA Department of First Responders. The fourth team chose the Quake III engine. If you want to see the RFP, bidder's conference questions and corresponding proposals.

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Learning System Award Winners 2019

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eLogic, Growth Engineering, Litmos by SAP, CrossKnowledge Learning Suite, MATRIX, Kokm, Roundtable Learning, SumTotal Learning Management, Cornerstone Learn, GyrusAim Learning Cloud, Tessello, Agylia. eLogic, Litmos by SAP, Growth Engineering, SumTotal Learning Management, Coorpacademy, Unicorn LMS, Docebo, CrossKnowledge Learning Suite, Fuse and Learn Amp and Brainier LMS. ” Growth Engineering *. of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. .

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

Additionally, most of these new authoring tools will automatically handle a lot of the behind the scenes programming such as SCORM communication or quiz engine functionality. These skills are primarily related to project management, the most important of which is the knowledge and skill necessary to prepare a good request for proposal (RFP). This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . Growth Engineering (Yes). And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin. Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet. I know I have.

Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

At the get-go, Cal State Online will serve as an engine for marketing and technology support for sixty existing online programs. Other than an extensive RFP process which will invite experienced providers into some aspects of the mix, few details are provided. Tweet The California State University (CSU), the largest state university system in the United States, has at long last settled on an online learning strategy for its 23 campuses.

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Amusing Findings in Keywords

Tony Karrer

The job of a search engine is to put the most relevant results at the top. When you plug in search terms, the engine tells us what it considers to be the most relevant results. So, if you rank high in Google's results for a particular term (that people search on), you can see what the engine thinks are relevant terms for you.

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Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. The number one reason folks leave systems is the lack of support, yet it is rarely inquired about in any RFP, let alone demos. Oh, and send them your amazing RFP. . #38

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

On the LRS side as it relates to learning systems, I was surprised (and thus blew away my expectations) on how many vendors built their own LRS rather than going 3rd party, say with Watershed, especially since there were a lot of vendors who went with SCORM Engine for SCORM in their LMS (both products were made by Rustici, who was acquired by LTG, and just recently LTG acquired 100% of Watershed – where before they had 30%). Expectations. We all have them.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

If I offer to assist with analysis, and the prospect has not already chosen a solution, they may suspect bias—and I risk disqualifying my product from the RFP. We are out of the science realm and well into the engineering world with xAPI. Think: check the RFP box.) While demonstrating my product and capabilities to the decision makers of several big brands over the past 18 months, I received a similar response: “Wow! I did not realize that this was even possible.


How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Existing marketing engines. When to issue an RFP (or not). We’ve all heard about today’s rapidly changing workforce dynamics and the critical shortage of qualified labor. Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development. In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs.

Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

eLearning 24-7

Type “Social learning LMS&# in your search engine or “Social Learning&# in your search engine and start going into the pages and not just looking at page one. Once you identify your LMS potentials, you can create a RFP or RFI with specific details you need and additional information on the company, etc. Documents you can download containing API information, Social media sites – by category, Other search engines you can use.

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Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016

iSpring Solutions

A typical LMS purchase scenario looks like this: A potential buyer performs a search in Google or any other search engine; Asks for recommendations and reads reviews; Sends an RFP to several LMS vendors that s/he finds the most appropriate; Analyzes the RFP data and schedules demos with the selected LMS providers; Makes a final decision and purchases the LMS. Shared. The LMS Industry is rapidly growing and developing.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Assigned learning can skew the recommendation engine. net speed you need for video content, and other content for example) is crucial and yet it is rarely, okay beyond rarely, asked in any RFP/RFIs. Where do you start?

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

eLearning 24-7

Employee Development Solution – Bridge by Instructure recently jumped on to this term to identify their system, even though in previous years they were a learning platform or even an LMS (if you doubt this type in Bridge LMS on a search engine and it will appear often). How many vendors these days are receiving RFPs asking for an employee development platform, and in that RFP, it is really seeking a talent management system? There is an old story about branding.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Think of “love at first sight”, where you are sitting in the conference room watching a series of LMS demos during your RFP process, and one comes along with a user interface that is just so “pretty” that it catches your eye, and you have just fallen in love at first sight. After the comprehensive RFP process, we found that WBT Systems offered a flexible product that could be implemented within our timeline and had the best combination of what we were looking for.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

My learning system search engine is designed to provide an optimum experience each and every time. Premium vendors are listed up higher, as you would see in any search engine you use – i.e. some listings are higher. To RFP or not RFP. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns. Framed no less, some innocent enough, others downright weird. When the movie Poltergeist came out with the clown part in it, yeah, that was it for me.

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

1 Growth Engineering. Well, on my gamification LMS list, Growth Engineering is such a system. Growth Engineering is more than just a gamified LMS. Growth Engineering is rated #2 in my top 50 report, and it is not just because it is a pure gamification platform. PLUS you receive my latest LMS RFP Template, which now includes a special section for Security. Let’s play a game.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

Professionally Finding new approaches to teaching my RFP class. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection. This year has been a busy year as my consulting has been more active than any previous year.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

Ask the questions on my LMS RFP Template. Vendors love to pitch the we are not an LMS angle, but as once noted, I found one vendor who loves to make this statement, have in their keywords for search engines the term “LMS” I guess it is fine when you are searching for one in Google. Give them my latest LMS RFP template (click to download). The show is nearly here. I’m talking about ATD’s International show and expo in San Diego.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Some companies at the forefront of custom learning experiences include OnPoint Digital , Extension Engine and YourMembership. #7 When and how to use an RFP (or not). Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. The content must content must be indexable, in other words, the search engine must be able to run through the content to see what's in there. First the search engine may not be able to index the content because it'd buried in a proprietary format. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months.

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CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. There theme was: “Find what makes you happy.” They focused on search engine optimization. This semester the idea came from an alumni, Chris Chappell who has created a site called MyBestDay.net. Four student teams are presenting this semester and are focused on Web 2.0 tools.

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

As of right now, on Findanlms.com , there are numerous LXP vendors on the learning system search engine platform including. With Learn Amp, Coorpacademy and 360Learning, you can send them your RFP and schedule a demo within the platform. A colleague of mine attended a session this past week at ATD that covered LMS, LXP and LCMS (why LCMS was included? no idea). Anyway, he said that when the speaker asked how many people had heard of an LXP, only a couple of hands raised up.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

You can have very robust systems that are not super pricey such as a SAP Litmos, eLogic Learning, Spoke, Growth Engineering, Melon, CrossKnowledge to name a few. My LMS RFP (also covers learning platforms) is a perfect way to do a comparison, when you match it up to the LXP one. . Let me ask you an honest question. What is your personality type? Are you a Type A? Maybe a Type B? I was once told by a CEO, that I was a Type A ultra even more so then her. I felt honored.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Rev up those engines. Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). I’m here. In Berlin, that is, preparing for the Online Educa Berlin Conference, kicking off on Wednesday. Sessions galore.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

along with my new updated LMS RFP for you to use and share. Growth Engineering. Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!). Seriously it was a great conference and glad to see so many people who attended as well as readers who stopped by to say “greetings” This week, another installment of Q&A from readers.

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FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

In the premium edition, the consumer (you) can schedule a demo with them right in the system (details in a second on how) and/or Send them your RFP – again right in the system. . You are not able to schedule a demo, send them an RFP or have them receive your information for contacting you and so forth. Schedule a Demo and Send RFP. September 6th, 2018. Write it down. Mark it down. September 6th, 2018.

One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

Going to the American Program Bureau’s website and typing “sales trainers” in its search engine also will bring up a host of qualified individuals. In addition to insufficiently authored requests for proposals (RFPs), another barrier to understanding a service provider’s value is the morphing of the RFP into an electronic procurement tool.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

The book goes on sale the first week of October and will be an ebook only. As a bonus – buyers will receive my newest LMS RFP template (not available to others at this time), and access into a special site off the blog, with some very cool stuff. Growth Engineering.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


If you’re selling courses online, it’s advisable to use an LMS that is PCI compliant or, like LearnUpon, integrates with PCI compliant transaction engines. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor. From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

Rather, you are expected to see their “demo&# and then based on paper based literature, maybe your RFP (if you did one), make your selection and purchase. Would you buy a boat, without seeing if the engine works or if it does what they claim it does? We live in a global marketplace. Global. We seek to enrich our end users with engaging course content, solid LMSs that are easy to use, navigate and meet our needs.

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

As with the other vendors in the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019, nearly all of them are on findanlms.com , my learning system search engine platform. In my LMS RFP template, Cornerstone LS scored a perfect 100 in the machine learning category, as well as mobile, including built-in scan for badges – but it requires the Tribridge Attendance Integration Module (AIM). For those who want my LMS RFP template, find it here.